#1 in the Wilderness series
The first in Sara Donati's bestselling Wilderness series, this epic novel of love and adventure interweaves the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two outsiders from different worlds.
The work of first-time author, Sara Donati, so impressed bestselling author Diana Gabaldon that she paid Donati the ultimate tribute in allowing her to borrow two of her most beloved characters Jamie and Claire from her bestselling 'Voyager' series. The trade paperback of this title released last year was an instant bestseller in New Zealand. INTO THE WILDERNESS is the story of Elizabeth Middleton, an independent, strong-willed English woman who travels to America in 1792 to set up a school in 'Paradise', a primitive settlement on the edges of a wilderness the white settlers share grudgingly with the Mohawk Wolf clan. There she finds her father has plans to marry her off to a wealthy settler and solve his financial problems into the bargain. But Elizabeth is just as determined to realise her dream in the hostile new land and finds an unlikely supporter in Nathaniel Bonner, a rugged Scottish trapper who is also an honorary member of the Mohawk Wolf clan. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk nation with these two outsiders torn between different worlds, INTO THE WILDERNESS is an epic love story. "My favorite kind of book is the sort that you live in, rather than read. . . this is one of those rare stories that lets you breathe the air of another time and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place." DIANA GABALDON